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MDG 36 Design Guidelines for the Construction of Fuel Containers for use in Underground Coal Mines

A guideline for the design and construction of diesel fuel containers in underground coal mines in New South Wales. Includes physical details, construction methods, filling and dispensing means and signage requirements. Note that the requirements for fixed fuel installations are... Read more


Contractors (Coal Operations)

GNC-012 This guidance note has been issued by NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) to assist industry in fulfilling its statutory obligations as outlined in the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 2002 and Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulation... Read more


SB 61 Flammable toxic gases in open cut coal mines

Recent incidents have occurred in several Bowen Basin Open Cut coal mines where flammable and toxic gases have been found in areas where normal mining activities are being undertaken. Flammable and toxic gases have been found emitting from blast holes,... Read more


AS/NZS 3584.2:2008 Diesel Engine Systems for Underground Coal Mines

Regulation 261 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld) states: The underground mine manager must ensure an internal combustion engine used to power plant in an ERZ1 is— (b) a type that has been tested by a nationally accredited testing station... Read more


High Risk Activity: Use of Non-Flameproof Vehicles in Underground Coal Mines

This guidance note has been issued by NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) to assist industry in fulfilling its statutory obligations as outlined in the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 2002 and Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulation... Read more


MDG 3006 MTR 5 Guideline for Coal Dust Explosion Prevention and Suppression

This guideline describes a coal dust explosion prevention and suppression management system which includes record keeping, training, monitoring and risk identification and assessment. The main risks in design, purchasing / construction, installation, maintenance, operation and incident review for prevention and... Read more


Criteria for the assessment of drugs in coal mines

Purpose The purpose of this standard is to provide guidance on matters required for a workplace regime for the assessment of coal mine workers for improper use of drugs at a mine under Chapter 2, Part 6, Div1, Section42(7) of the... Read more


Construction Work at Coal Workplaces

GNC-007 This guidance note has been issued by New South Wales Department of Primary Industry (NSW DPI) to assist industry in fulfilling its statutory obligations as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 as amended by the Occupational Health... Read more


Dumping overburden near coal crew operations

At the time of the incident overburden was being dumped in an area which was away from the working area of the coal crew. An overburden truck operator noticed the dump area was full, and chose to dump in another... Read more


Addendum to Coal Mine Tenure Grant Letter

This document is provided to the holder of an exploration permit for a coal mining tenure (EPC), issued in accordance with Section 130(1)(b) of the Mineral Resources Act 1989 to assist in raising awareness of their safety and health responsibilities... Read more


SB 89 Underground Coal Mines - Diesel Engine Inlet Manifold Flame Trap Issue

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate recently issued a Safety Newsflash relating to Specialised Mining Vehicles’ (SMV) Driftrunner, where it was identified that the engine intake flame trap did not comply with Australian Standards tolerances for open joint flame paths. Following the release... Read more


COAL RECLAIM TUNNEL INCIDENT

The coal reclaim system comprised a stockpile located over a hopper which fed coal onto a conveyor in reclaim tunnel below via a clam shell style delivery chute. The system contained approximately 2000 tonnes of coal. The hydraulic ram which... Read more


MDG 35.2 Guideline for Bolting and Drilling Equipment in Mines Part 2

This Guideline has been compiled to assist in formulating a management system approach for the design and safe use of bolting equipment in underground coal mines. It should be used when assessing the safety aspects of bolting equipment in underground... Read more


Establishment of Hours of Work Risk Factors Relevant to Coal Mining

The objective of this project was to determine the principal variations in accident and incident risk in relation to roster design within the Australian Coal Mining Industry. These were determined by analysing the accident and incident statistics for a wide... Read more


Trapped/Crushed By Rib Coal Beside Continuous Miner

What While operating the right-hand roof bolter rig on a continuous miner the operator was trapped and crushed by a large piece of fallen rib coal. Why This incident occurred because recovery personnel were poorly equipped to deal with this situation - a... Read more


Inspections for underground coal mines

The purpose of this standard is to provide guidance on matters required for a workplace inspection regime for a mine under Chapter 4, Part 10 Div 2 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 This standard has two major... Read more


Guideline for Bolting and Drilling Plant in Mines

The purpose of this guideline is to minimise risks to health and safety of people from the use of bolting plant for strata support in underground coal mines. Historically such risks from bolting plant have included injury from:– a) people... Read more


SB 108 Exploration permits for coal

With more and more coal industry and exploration tenures being granted, this is a good time to remind coal mines and companies of their obligations under the legislation when they conduct exploration. ... Read more


Rail safety at coal mines

A coal mine worker died and another was seriously injured when a light vehicle and a train collided at a level crossing. The crossing was on land adjoining, adjacent to and contiguous with the boundaries of a coal mine. ... Read more


FALL OF COAL AND STONE KILLS MINER

A miner was hit by a fall of coal and stone and later died. A second miner suffered multiple broken bones. The miners were working in an underground coal mine. ... Read more


Printed: 26 September, 2017.


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